Osteoporosis Screening

Experts in diagnosing and treating osteoporosis.

Bone density scanning & osteoporosis assistance

Apollo Health offers comprehensive osteoporosis screening and treatment options. As we get older our bones become brittle, and without the right checks and treatment, it can lead to a range of additional health challenges. Ominously labelled the ‘silent disease’ as osteoporosis has no apparent early symptoms.

The only way to determine the onset of the condition is to have regular bone density tests performed by a specialist. You can also avoid the onset of this debilitating disease. Visit us today and chat to our team of qualified doctors, who will advise you accordingly.

Using state-of-the-art technology at our fully equipped clinic, allows Apollo Health’s specialist doctors to make comprehensive osteoporosis diagnosis. A procedure that measures bone density and helps us understand if you’re at risk of brittle bones and loss of tissue.

Osteoporosis leads to a higher risk of fractures (or breaks) than normal bones. It occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, faster than the body can replace them, leading to a loss of bone thickness (bone mass or density). As a result, bones become thinner and less dense so that even a minor bump or fall can result in a fracture.

Yes, if any of the following apply to you:

  • Women over 65
  • Men over 70

Anyone over 50 who has one or more of the following risk factors:

  • Use of corticosteroids, which are generally prescribed for asthma and arthritis
  • Early menopause in women
  • Low testosterone in men
  • Coeliac disease or malabsorption disorders
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Chronic kidney or liver disease
  • Recurrent falls
  • Some medication used to treat depression, epilepsy & breast cancer
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Smoking
  • Minimal exercise
  • Low body weight

If you are unsure if you need a test, please ask one of our Doctors.

You can book directly into one of our osteoporosis clinics in Armadale, Cockburn or Joondalup. Enquire at reception, or ask your GP to refer you for a test.

A bone density test is a simple scan that measures the thickness of your bones (usually at the hip and spine). The results of this test show if your bones are in the range of normal, low bone density or osteoporosis. The scan takes about five minutes and involves lying on a flatbed while the scanner passes over you. There is no cost to you for the scan, and it’s painless.

Over 1 million Australians have osteoporosis. It is most common in adults over 50 and affects both men and women. Osteoporosis treatment is varied. There is a range of medications available in Australia. Early detection makes it possible to ensure bone health is correctly managed to prevent fractures.

Yes, by looking after your bones as part of your general health. Your bones require calcium, vitamin D and exercise on a regular basis, and habits like smoking and excessive alcohol intake are bad for your bones.

Apollo Health is a bulk billing clinic, which means all treatments are bulk billed for Medicare card holders. Please note: Bulk billing is only available for current Medicare card holders where benefits exist as outlined in the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

Stay on top of your health and make a booking today for an osteoporosis screening at Apollo Health’s osteoporosis clinic. A quick and painless test that could save you a lifetime of health challenges. If you are suffering with bone degeneration, our doctors are on hand to assist with treatment.

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  • Friday8am - 6:30pm
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  • If you need to speak to a practice GP between 10pm and 8am, please call 0466 545 934. In an emergency, please call triple zero (000).
  • Monday - Friday7am - 10pm
  • Saturday - Sunday8am - 10pm
  • Public Holidays8am - 10pm
  • If you need to speak to a practice GP between 10pm and 8am, please call 0466 545 934. In an emergency, please call triple zero (000).
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